Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Events for June 27-July 2

Royal Teeth





Royal Teeth @ The Library @ The Redbury (Hollywood)
New Orleans is known for its glorious food and amazing music, and this six-piece continues to build on that musical tradition. Garnering attention with the release of last year's Act Naturally EP and making their way from New Orleans to CMJ, SXSW and finally to Los Angeles this week, Royal Teeth energize stages with their thoughtful lyrics and infectious dance beats.



Levitated Mass @ LACMA (Mid-City West)
After making news during the boulder transport last March, Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass finally opened over the weekend. Since it's located in the outdoor sculpture park, you can view Levitated Mass for free, and if you live along the boulder's transport route, you can also get free admission to LACMA's galleries through July 1 if you bring proof of residence in one of the zip codes listed here.


"The Tony Clifton Revue" @ Comedy Store (West Hollywood)
Two years ago, Andy Kaufman's alter ego took over the Comedy Store for four sold-out nights and created a hunger for more nights of comedic bedlam. Finally Tony Clifton is back tonight, tomorrow night and every Friday in July, bringing the music of the Cliftones and the burlesque routines of the Cliftonettes with him.


Check Yo Ponytail 2 @ The Echoplex (Echo Park)
Definitive Jux founder and CEO, El-P, journeys to the West Coast to takeover the 1s and 2s at CYP2. Also spinning tonight are Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Despot.



M. Shawn Crahan @ Book Soup (West Hollywood)
Crahan, aka Clown, of Slipknot is not only one of the band's percussionists and founding members, he is also its art director and creative visionary. Away from the band, Crahan is quite passionate about photography, which is evident in his new book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, that he'll present and sign at Book Soup.

Men of Magic Mike (Warner Bros. Entertainment)


In Theaters This Week
Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello take it all off in the Steven Soderbergh-directed Magic Mike; Alex Kurtzman, co-creator of "Fringe," directed, co-wrote, co-produced Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in People Like Us; Seth MacFarlane makes his jump to the big screen with Ted; Also in theaters: Beasts of the Southern Wild; Neil Young Journeys; Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection



Greatest Hits Party @ Royal/T (Culver City)
The cultural events space is moving from its current location at the end of August. What better way to celebrate the past five years than to throw a party? From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., past Royal/T curators will be on hand to walkthrough the space and discuss pieces. Then the party kicks in at 9 p.m. with desserts, DJs and performances, all capped off with a midnight toast.


Labyrinth @ Cinespia (Hollywood)
"You remind me of the babe."
"What babe?"
"The babe with the power."
"What power?"
"The power of voodoo."
"Who do?"
"Do what?"
"Remind me of the babe."
God, I love this movie!!!


Vegan Pizza Day
Besides a Vegan Pizza Crawl in Echo Park (25% off dine-in, vegan deep-dishes at Masa, 15% off vegan slices at Two Boots, two vegan slices for $4 at LA Pizza Co, specials at Mohawk Bend and $1 off draught beers for pizza crawlers with receipt at Sunset Beer Company) other restaurants across the city are participating. Get 10% off all vegan fare at EVO Kitchen (West Hollywood), 20% off at Pizza Cookery (Woodland Hills) and specials at Pizzanista! and Urbano Pizza Bar (Downtown), M Cafe de Chaya (West Hollywood) and Cruzer Pizza (Los Feliz).


MxPx @ House of Blues Sunset Strip (West Hollywood)
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the pop punk trio, and they kick off their celebratory tour this weekend, starting Friday night in Anaheim, before heading across the country and over to Europe and Asia.



Ben Harper, Fitz and the Tantrums, Vieux Farka Touré @ Hollywood Bowl
Part of KCRW's World Festival, the night is hosted by Garth Trinidad and headlined by the soulful Harper. Having released his 10th studio album, Give Till It's Gone, last year, the singer-songwriter is as honest as ever, both on the record and on stage.

American Royalty



American Royalty, The Orwells @ The Echo (Echo Park)
Psychedelic blues-rock trio American Royalty begin their Monday-night July residency bringing tracks from their latest offering, Matchstick, to the stage. The vocals of Marc Gilfry and Billy Scher take you on a sonic journey, from heart-wrenching soul to eerie and electronic, that promises to be even more powerful live. In the lineup for the evening, Chicago's the Orwells, who release their debut album Aug. 7.

Tashaki Miyaki @ Bootleg Theater (Silver Lake)
Dark but hauntingly beautiful, the male-female duo generated buzz with their cover of the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do is Dream" before releasing a debut EP last fall. Catch them at an intimate hometown show before they graduate to the bigger leagues.

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